Art historian Amy Herman has trained experts from many fields how to perceive and communicate better. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their “visual intelligence,” a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use properly. She has spent more than a decade teaching doctors to observe patients instead of their charts, helping police officers separate facts from opinions when investigating a crime, and training professionals from the FBI, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, and the military to recognize the most pertinent and useful information. In this talk, Amy Herman will share insights from her new book, Visual Intelligence, in what will surely be a fascinating evening.
Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian. She developed her Art of Perception course in 2000 to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills with their patients when she was the Head of Education at The Frick Collection in New York City. She subsequently adapted the program for a wide range of professionals from the NYPD, the Metropolitan Police, the FBI, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, and the military. Ms. Herman holds an A.B., a J.D., and an M.A. in art history.
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